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Red Light, Speed Cameras To Operate 24/7 in Dayton

Sep 6, 2017

Dayton officials are moving forward with plans to re-install red light cameras in the city, after a recent Ohio Supreme Court decision lifted tough state restrictions.

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Red light and speed cameras will soon operate at five heavily trafficked intersections in Dayton. The city’s camera program has been shuttered since 2015, when state lawmakers enacted new usage regulations.

The Dayton Police Department announced plans to bring back the camera program this spring, citing increased traffic accidents and fatalities. Officials said they planned to comply with state restrictions.

In July the Ohio Supreme Court struck down the law that mandated the presence of police officers at red light camera intersections, prompting city officials to reassess their plans to restart the program.

Now, the city says it will stick to its original proposal of installing cameras at five intersections.

 

Cameras will be located on:

 

James H. McGee Blvd. at Third St.

 

N. Main St. at Siebenthaler Ave. 

 

N. Gettysburg Ave at Fairbanks Ave.

Linden Ave at  Smithville Rd. 

S. Keowee St. between Third St. and Fifth St.  

Cameras will cite violators 24 hours a day, even if a police officer is not present.

An official program start date has not yet been announced.